Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Coaches' Wife

Something I often struggle with is being a better husband, especially during football season.  Here was a good thread from the Huey board called Time Commitment to Wives/Girlfriends in Season that I enjoyed reading by Coach DiCocco:

1. If you can fulfill your film-breakdown responsibilities at home, then do it at home.

2. Have a "date-night" once per week. Whatever your day-off or early-night is, make that date night. Better yet, make it HER night... let her pick the dinner, activity, movie, etc.

3. Don't waste time at the office. Sometimes "staff meetings" digress into storytelling and reminiscing sessions... Keep in mind: We all have business at hand, and families at home. Do your job well, but be efficient with it and take care of your family life as well.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Buck and SS Fire Zone

I've been meaning to do an article to explain this particular Fire Zone, but I will let Georgia DC Todd Grantham do it for me. He broke this blitz down on, and I have some good Steelers cut-ups to help illustrate the concept.

Monday, October 3, 2011

RB Tire Juke Drill

The Tire Juke Drill is one of my favorite RB drills in that teaches a valuable skill and is fun to do.  The juke move requires a back to be able to plant and accelerate once and then again in the opposite direction to lose a defender or "break his ankles" as the younger generation like to say.  This requires the core strength to keep the RB's body weight balanced and the core strength and explosive calf strength to accelerate on his first step.  Like I said before, all great backs, big and small, have one thing in common: quick feet.  Rudi Johnson was a big back but he moved his feet exceptionally well for his size as you will see on the video.